Steps to Admission

Admission for 2018-2019 (Updated March 19, 2018)

Key Dates:

  • November 3, 2017 – Opening of Admissions for 2018-2019
  • February 2, 2018 – First Round Consideration Deadline
  • March 9, 2018 – First Round Notification Letters Mailed
  • March 9, 2018 – Second Round Consideration Begins
  • May 11, 2018 – Second Round Notification Letters Mailed

The school is accepting applications for openings in the following grade levels:

  • Kindergarten
  • Third Grade
  • Seventh Grade
  • Ninth Grade
  • Tenth Grade

The school is also accepting applications for the wait pool in the following grade levels:

  • First Grade
  • Fourth Grade
  • Fifth Grade
  • Eighth Grade

The Admissions Office will continue to receive applications beginning March 9, 2018 for the Second Round of Consideration for any remaining spots not filled during the first round and do so until all available spots are filled.  Once a wait pool is full, then the online application for that grade level will be closed.

Campus Tours:  All applicants will be required to tour our campus and visit classrooms.  Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour.

Online Application: The application requires the following items to be considered complete and ready for review by the Headmaster of the school to which the student is applying:

  1. Student Photo
  2. Family Photo
  3. Copy of Official State Birth Certificate
  4. Copy of Current Report Card (or Progress Report, if Kinder applicant)
  5. Copy of Current Transcript (8th & above)
  6. Copy of Prior Year Standardized Testing, if available
  7. Completed Teacher Questionnaire (Math & English for 6th-11thgrades)
  8. Completed Headmaster/ Principal Questionnaire (or Pre-K Program Director, if Kinder applicant)
  9. On-site academic testing (applicants for Kinder – 4thgrade)
  10. ISEE testing (applicants for 5thgrade or above)

Testing (Grades K-4th):  The Admissions Office will contact the applicant family to schedule on-site testing. Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by August 1st of the entering school year.

Testing (Grades 5-11th):  Students applying for 5th grade and above must take the Independent School Entrance Examination (www.iseetest.org).

Other Private schools in our area are “open” test sites in which any student applying to any school may sit for the test.  In addition, Prometrics is a testing facility with locations across the country, including San Antonio (16648 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, 78232, 210-494-7263). To register your student to take the test at an “open” private school test site or at Prometrics, go to www.iseetest.org.  Our school’s code is 447583, which is needed for the registration form. This test must be taken before an application is considered complete and ready for review.  

Application Review:  Once the application (including testing) is complete, the file will be reviewed by the Headmaster of the school to which the student is applying for approval to proceed to the next step in the application process.

Student Interview:  All students of both current and new families applying to 4th grade and above will interview with the Headmaster of the school to which they are applying. The Admissions Office will contact the family to schedule the student interview.

Parent Interview:  Once an application has received approval from the Headmaster, the Admissions Office will contact parents to schedule their parent interview.  The parent interview is only necessary for new families, not current GSB families.  Parent interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Martin in the Admissions Office (830-755-6101, ext. 203).